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Apr 6, 2013 - Forgot to complete sending...

Sorry folks, I posted on March 20 but forgot to complete the steps to have the message sent out to everyone. Duh - been a while since I concentrated on blog entries! Hope everyone had a lovely Easter and is looking forward to upcoming fun travel plans! All the best and hugs, Carol and Ivan

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Carol-IvanTravels

Mar 20, 2013 - Ivan doing extremely well!

Dear All, It has been just over 7 weeks since Ivan had his triple bypass surgery done in Seattle. He has had checkup appointments with his three doctors: local, cardiologist and surgeon. All have given him excellent reports with one exception. His statin dosage was raised from 20 to 30 mg. per day because his cholesterol numbers are not quite satisfactory yet. He looks and feels great and he continues to walk at least 60 min. a day at least 6 days per week! The end of April will end his restrictions on activities and lifting (within...

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Feb 4, 2013 - P.S. -What a shock!

Many of you remember our saying we were taking such a long and activity packed almost-9-month trip because we had our health and we could. Well, it turns out we were extremely fortunate to have such a marvelous trip without any mishap because my strong and active Ivan has just come home from a Seattle hospital after triple bypass surgery! He didn't want to worry me when he began to experience chest pains while on our last Rick Steves tour in northern Italy.in late Sept. They only occurred while he was carrying our luggage from bus to...

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Nov 18, 2012 - It's a wrap!

We've been home now just over a week and still handling mail and 8+ months of magazines. Still feeling a bit overwhelmed by what is involved in returning to a routine after being away so long but now I'm actually enjoying the challenge. Our fabulous trip-of-a-lifetime was exactly that! But we are happy to be home with our friendly neighbors and sleeping in our own bed every night. It was such a wonderful trip but impossible for us to answer the common question, “What did you like best?” As we tell folks, every country has its amazing sights...

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Nov 16, 2012 - Home in Sequim

Well, we've been home for almost a week now and we still feel a bit overwhelmed by all there is left to do to settle into our apt. and a routine again. We do have most of the mail sorted and business related paperwork taken care of but still have not opened the packages we sent ahead from Europe. I need to find room to set up an area where I can file the papers, notes, maps, brochures, etc., that I'll be needing to caption our approximately 40,000 photos! (Estimate we put about 10% of our photos into our blog which has 4052 photos!) I also...

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Carol-IvanTravels

Oct 3, 2012 - Pictures of Sequim

We've been in our place a month now and I would say we have settled in quite nicely. Lucas loves having a yard and is making friends with the dogs in our neighborhood. (slowly) Charles is involved in 2 men's studies plus our small group. God has really answered prayer. I've prayed for years that he would connect regularly with other men pursuing God. We have new phone numbers. Mine is 360 477-1183 and Charles is 360 477-1118. we also have new email addresses Mine is servesgod1st@hotmail.com Charles is cnorman@olypen.com Love to you all!

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Sep 26, 2012 - Martha Lane Lavender

The Port Angeles/Sequim area is known for both wine making & lavender production. We used to grow lavender in our front yard and the backyard garden when we lived in Agoura Hills. It grew so quickly and needed no pesticides and very little water. Nancy always wondered what it would be like to be a lavender farmer. After all, our dozen or so plants were a cinch to grow! So we journeyed out to a real lavender farm in Sequim, WA. where we met the most wonderful couple, Mike & Julie, who own the Martha Lane Lavender Farms...

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Travels In Serenity

Sep 9, 2012 - Our New Address

We've been in Sequim (pronounced skwim) for almost a month. Our new address is 1045 S. 3rd Ave #33 Sequim, WA 98382. We will be keeping our cells for a little while longer. We've moved into a condo, plugged into a church (Dungeness Community Church) and started a business: N2 Solutions. You can pronounce it N squared or into Solutions. Pretty cool huh? Charles will be doing Microsoft Office Training and I will be helping people organize their photos then transfer them from paper to a digital format. Charles has already plugged into the...

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Aug 24, 2012 - To Sequim

Aug. 24, 2012 This morning we packed up and drove west out of the park.  At Ashford we found a cool little cafe right beside a laundromat.  Efficient use of time!  And they had blackberry pie! Then after a few errands, we drove up the west side of Puget Sound, which is very pretty with much clearer, bluer water than the Seattle side.   We were happy to find a campground for the next two nights since it was Friday and we did not have reservations.  It was the last one in this rv park, and several had no vacancy signs out. And we have...

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Summer Trip 2012

Aug 2, 2012 - Took the Port Townsend ferry across the sound. Stayed at Diamond Point east of Sequim, WA

Spent 7 days at Diamond Point RV Resort east of Sequim. Finally caught some more crab but I had gotten spoiled early on in Florence, OR and it hasn't been as easy as it first appeared.Went up to Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic Mountains south of Port Angeles. It was beautiful up there!

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Jul 22, 2012 - Sunny Sequim?

The tourist brochures advertise Sequim as the sunny side of the Olympic Peninsula with less rainfall than other cities on the Peninsula. Ha! They lie – it is all a marketing ploy – and the locals continually joke about this misinformation. I’d say that 300 days without rain doesn’t mean 300 sunny days. Most of the time, the sun doesn’t shine. Of course there are exceptions like when you look out in the distance and see a small patch of blue sky. Locals refer to this phenomenon as “Sucker Sky.” They know that the weather gods are having...

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Jul 16, 2012 - Chimacum to Sequim

We spent seven days hanging out at the Escapees Park in Chimacum and rarely left the park. We did the usual day-to-day stuff such as grocery shopping and doing our laundry. I found a dentist who had a cancellation and had a six month cleaning. Nothing exciting but as you know – some stuff you just gotta do! While at the SKP park we played pickleball a couple of mornings, attended an ice-cream social, a BBQ potluck and played pinochle one evening. The park has a DVD lending library and we watched "Men-in-Black-II" and the more somber "The...

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